This animation depicts a three-dimensional high-resolution simulation of a convective system over South America, using the Goddard Cumulus Ensemble Model. Cloud water and ice are depicted in white and rain is shown in blue-gray. Note: A computer simulation of a convective weather system. Animator: James W. Williams (GST). Scientist: Wei-Kuo Tao (NASA/GSFC).
RelationLang, S., W.-K. Tao, R. Cifelli, W. Olson, J. Halverson, S. Rutledge, and J. Simpson, 2007: Improving simulations of convective systems from TRMM LBA: Easterly and westerly regimes. J. Atmos. Sci., (in press).